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Presentation titles followed by a * symbol are those in which graduate students participated.

Conference Presentations - 2007


Baranik, L. E., Meade, A., Lance, C. E., Lau, A., & Michalos, A. (2007, April). Differential item functioning in the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale: Comparing college students in five countries. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. *

Barnes, S. K. & Miller, B. J., (2007, April). Goal-orientation patterns of student teachers.  Poster session presented at the Division K poster session at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. *

Barron, A. E., Hohlfeld, T., Ritzhaupt, A., Kemker, K., & Harmes, J. C.  (2007, April).  System for accountability and rigor survey:  The status quo of technology integration in Florida schools.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Barry, C.L., & Finney, S.J. (2007, October). A psychometric investigation of the College Self-Efficacy Inventory. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Barry, C. L., Joe, J. N., Kissel, H. L., & Finney, S. J. (2007, April). Do African American and White students conceptualize achievement goals the same: A measurement invariance study. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. *

Dainis, A. M., Swerdzewski, P. J., & Harmes, J. C. (2007, April). The effect of innovative item placement on computer-based test motivation and performance. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL. *

DeMars, C. E, & Wise, S. L. (2007, April). Can differential rapid-guessing behavior lead to differential item functioning?  In International Perspectives on Test-Taking Behavior. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. Download PDF

Finney, S. J., France, M., & Swerdzewski, P. (2007, October). Are there underlying subpopulations of college attachment? An application of mixture modeling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

France, M.K., Finney, S.J., & Swerdzewski, P.J. (2007, October). Are university and student attachment distinct constructs:  An examination of factor structure and external validity.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

France, M. K., Jones, A.T., & Haas, L.M. (2007, October). Assessing the effects of learning communities on academically-related constructs:  Group differences and change over time. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Harmes, J. C., Barry, C. L., & Kaliski, P. K. (2007, November). Are they really more memorable? Implications of innovative items for test security. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Educational Research Association, Tampa, FL. *

Harmes, J. C. & Miller, B. J. (2007, October).  What do college students think about general education and assessment?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Harmes, J. C. & Parshall, C. G. (2007, February). Development and evaluation of an innovative computer-based assessment.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Test Publishers, Palm Springs, CA.

Hoffman, D., & Harmes, J. C.  (2007, April).  Usability evaluation for computer-based testing software:  Comparing method effects on information acquisition.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL. *

Joe, J. N., Harmes, J. C., & Barry, C. L. (2007, April) General education outcomes assessment within the arts and humanities: A qualitative approach to developing objectives. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. *

Jones, A. T., Barry, C.L., Harmes, J. C., & Miller, B. J. (2007, October).  Developing a fine arts general education assessment tool.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Kaliski, P. K. & Finney, S. J. (2007, October). An Application of Latent Transition Analysis (LTA) to Psychological Wellbeing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Kaliski, P. K., Finney, S. J., & Enders, C. K. (2007, April) Do the latent profiles of college students' psychological well-being change from freshmen year to sophomore year? An application of latent transition analysis.   Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. *

Lance, C. E., Baranik, L. E., Lau, A. R., Scharlau, E., & Jones, A. (2007, April). Some measurement methods are more than just ways to assign numbers. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. *

Lau, A. R., Finney, S.J. & Meyer, J. P. (2007, April). Measuring diversity orientation: The Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. *

Lau, A. R. & Pastor, D. A. (2007, October). Factor mixture models: Mixture modeling as a tool for studying measurement invariance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Lau, A. R. & Pastor, D. A. (2007, October).  A hierarchical linear model of variability in test motivation across students and within students across tests.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Meyer, J. P., & Setzer, J. C. (2007). A Comparison of Bridging Methods in the Analysis of NAEP Trends with  the New Race Subgroup Definitions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Meyer, J. P., & Setzer, J. C. (2007, April). An explanatory item response model analysis of a diagnostic measure to facilitate classroom instruction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education in Chicago, IL. *

Miller, B. J. (2007, October). Achievement goal orientation toward general education vs. overall coursework. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. Download PDF

Miller, B. J. (2007, October). Confirmatory factor analysis vs. the generalized graded unfolding model for analysing responses to the Academic Motivation Scale. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. Download PDF

Miller, B. J., & Sundre, D. L. (2007, April). College student achievement motivation toward overall vs. general education coursework. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. *

Miller, B. J., Sundre, D. L., Setzer, J. C., & Zeng, X. (2007, April). Content validity: A comparison of two methods. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL. *

Pastor, D. A., Barron, K. E., Miller, B. J., & Davis, S. L. (2007, October). A latent profile analysis of college students’ achievement goal orientation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. *

Pastor, D. A., Lau, A. R., & Setzer, J. C. (2007, August). Capturing unobserved examinee heterogeneity with latent categorical variables. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. *

Schneider, C., Meyer, J. P., Miller, B. J., & Lottridge, S. (2007, April). The effect of a professional development program in classroom assessment on teacher assessment skill. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. *

Schneider, C., Meyer, J. P., Lottridge, S., Miller, B. J., & Kaliski, P. K. (2007, April). The effect of classroom assessment professional development on English language arts and mathematics student achievement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL. *

Setzer, J. C. & Allspach, J. R. (2007, October). Studying the effect of rapid guessing on a low-stakes test: An application of the effort-moderated IRT model.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Swerdzewski, P. J., Finney, S. J., and Harmes, J. C. (2007, October).  Examinee motivation in low-stakes testing: Two approaches to identifying data from low-motivated students in an applied assessment context.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Swerdzewski, P. J., Finney, S. J. & Harmes, J. C. (2007, October).  Skipping the test: The phenomenon of test avoidant students in a low-stakes assessment environment.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Swerdzewski, P. J., Miller, B. J., & Mitchell, R. L. (2007, October).  Investigating the validity of the National Survey of Student Engagement.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Swerdzewski, P. J., & Pastor, D. A. (2007, October).  Students’ nesting within high schools as a predictor of college GPA, worry, and confidence.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. * Download PDF

Swerdzewski, P. J., Dainis, A. M., Finney, S. J., & Harmes, J. C. (2007, April). Skipping the test: Using evidence to inform policy related to those students who avoid taking low-stakes assessments in college. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL. *

Wise, S. L. (2007, October).  Examinee effort and test score validity.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT. Download PDF

Wise, S. L., Kong, X. J., & Pastor, D. A. (2007, April). Understanding correlates of rapid-guessing behavior in low-stakes testing: Implications for test development and measurement practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL. *

Zeng, X. (2007, April). Generalizability of the correlation of examinee effort on performance in low stakes achievement testing situations. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. *